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Stafford's Bay View Inn

2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
+1 800-258-1886
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“bibb salad” (3 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanting to experience the fine dining of this historical and highly recommended restaurant, we decided to have our anniversary dinner here. We went from truly excited to truly disappointed from the moment our waitress couldn't recommend a dish or a celebratory drink. To be...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Sorry but other than the guy carving the ham this brunch is a poor second to the Big Boy and makes me wonder what the Thanksgiving Dinner they advertise is like. Service was decent but the overall value is just not there and the view...More

Thank don544
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Blackberry Bibb Salad and Perch Dinner were well prepared and presented. The bay view makes this dining room a good choice for an enjoyable meal.

Thank genetour
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Beautiful view with wonder food and service. Dixie was a delight! She was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was as good as the view. Stop in and enjoy a relaxing breakfast with a million dollar view. Prices were in line with the high...More

Thank BillyC989
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Brunch is the recommended meal. Dinner very average. Decor lovely with old school charm. server very attentive.Buy their cherry butter to bring home. It's delish!

Thank 409far
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were here for an overnight last summer and have wanted to return ever since. So much better than our Mackinac Island experience and for much less cost! The room is lovely and the cookies they leave each day are excellent as is the service...More

Thank Poospouse
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The dining room is really quaint and has wonderful views of the bay. The breakfast menu is perfect with just the right amount of choice that everyone in our picky eating group (a vegetarian and someone that doesn't eat veggies, and someone who doesn't eat...More

Thank Tamara V
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

we found this restaurant to be refreshingly less crowded in july. food was good, sevice better than good. great old style rest. with beautiful views of little traverse bay... reservations accepted.

Thank x_fixxxer_x
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My wife and I stopped for lunch at the Bay View Inn while vacationing in the area. Situated in the Victorian summer cottage colony of Bay View, it has a long history in the area. The dining room is bright with views of flowered gardens...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Bay View Inn is always a pleasant experience, whether having breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The restaurant overlooks Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan, with good views of the bay from any table in the room. Staff is uniformly friendly and professional. Food is well...More

Thank LouBobHarborSprings
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28 August 2015|
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Response from ONAWHA | Reviewed this property |
I have ordered most of their breakfast menu items which include delicious oatmeal, omelets, French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs any way, various bakery items and many others. Everything is scrumptious. They provide... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 800-258-1886
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